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As I read it will be left in the open position for marine traffic.. No wait time!! But be careful it's difficult to see who's coming through the narrow opening on a busy weekend. Generally those with a following current should be first if traffic is backed up..but a few will not know this..

SECTOR BALTIMORE

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Kent Narrows

Kent Narrows MD
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18B (bascule) Bridge

Will be maintained in the
open to navigation position
to facilitate repairs, cleaning, and painting.
From 21 March 2015 through 22 May, 2015
the bridge will be
provide unrestricted navigational access. Mariners should exercise caution when transiting the area
 

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They should remove that obstruction to navigation completely!


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As I read it will be left in the open position for marine traffic.. No wait time!! But be careful it's difficult to see who's coming through the narrow opening on a busy weekend. Generally those with a following current should be first if traffic is backed up..but a few will not know this..

MD

Chesapeake Bay

Eastern Bay And South River

Kent Island Narrows
(Chart 12272)
Painting at the MD RT 18B drawb
ridge across Kent Island Narrows, at mile 1.0, at Kent Island, Queens Anne County, MD.
Beginning March 21, 2014 through
May 22, 2015
. Ref LNM 06/15
Also pay attention to the tides. At a draft of 5', I can't make it through at low tide.
 

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I have this uneasy feeling that without the bridge as an obstruction many will barrel right through the narrows without considering traffic/right-of-way and currents. I think having to circle and wait forces people to stop, think, and plan. Extra caution is probably prudent.

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There is DNA right at the Narrows, and usually out on busy days...I for one would like to see the old bridge removed all together, or at least most of it. Just my opinion which isn't worth much
 

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There is DNA right at the Narrows...
I think you mean DNR...unless you're referring to the bird droppings from all the seagulls! :laugher
 

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I have this uneasy feeling that without the bridge as an obstruction many will barrel right through the narrows without considering traffic/right-of-way and currents. I think having to circle and wait forces people to stop, think, and plan. Extra caution is probably prudent.

Josh
Probably would be very prudent to call the bridge tender as well as keep a watch on channel 13 and ask for boat traffic activity while transiting the Narrows as he has the advantage of seeing both sides of the bridge. However they have been known to be hard to respond to calls from boaters when there is no demand (off hours) to do so...

Why am I saying all of this..you all know this stuff anyway.. :)
 
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